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Stories & More: Thursday mornings at 11:00

Preschoolers and their caregivers are invited to join our “virtual” story hours beginning January 14, and enjoy some great stories, songs and all-around fun. Sessions will be hosted by Joanne “Yogi” Beare and Maryellen Paull, program coordinator. You can also pick up a take-home craft activity related to each week’s stories. Contact us for the Zoom meeting link, or for more information about the program.

Dinner with Friends: April 12 & May 10

Abra Berens returns for two encore dinner gatherings, sharing cooking insights along with two special guests.  On Monday, April 12, she talked with chef Evan Hanczor, creator of the innovative Table of Contents program. The featured dish was Changuadownload the recipe and make your own at home!

The May 10 session will feature Shauna Sever, author of the newly published Midwest Made: Big, Bold Baking from the Heartland. Abra and Shauna will be talking about the deep roots of Midwetern baking, how to put on a radio show during COVID, and her favorite fruit desserts over a dinner of Shauna’s recipes for Nebraskan Runzas (effectively Nebraskan pasties) and Cassata Cake (the famed cannoli cake for Columbus, Ohio.) The presentation will take place at 7:00 pm. To register click here.

For recordings of Abra’s previous presentations, click here. Featured recipes from her presentations are also available here.

National Poetry Month: April

Celebrate National Poetry Month with special virtual gatherings presented by the Leelanau Township Library.

April 10: Poetry Workshop, 10:00 am.  Participants will be introduced to the basics of the craft, and be guided in creating their own verse by instructor Alison Arthur.

April 15: Wiggler’s Storytime , 10:30 am, featuring poems for preschoolers.

April 21: Poetry Open Mic Night, 7:00 pm. Share your own creation or a favorite poem, or just sit back and listen.

For meeting information, call (231)386-5131, or email [email protected]

Michigan Notable Books

Every year, the Library of Michigan selects up to twenty of the most notable books, either written by a Michigan resident or about Michigan or the Great Lakes. Each selected title speaks to our state’s rich cultural, historical, and literary heritage and proves without a doubt that some of the greatest stories are found in the Great Lakes State. For more information about Michigan Notable Books, including interviews with Notable authors, click here.  You can also search our catalog for a listing of Michigan Notables available in our collection.

Evergreen Organics Michigan: March 25

Many thanks to the EOM crew for their informative presentation about hemp and sustainable, regenerative agriculture. To watch a recording of their presentation click here. For additional information, consider these recommended websites and books.